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Understanding the Impact of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on Enterprise Mobility and the IoT

Report Summary:

GDPR, the new data protection regulation from the EU, released in May 2016 with an implementation date of May 25, 2018, is the most significant change to privacy law in a generation. Organizations anywhere in the world that collect or process personal data on EU residents must comply with the new regulation, or they will face significant financial penalties. It strengthens rules around data protection in some significant areas, while continuing with the foundational principles of the 1995 EU Directive on data protection.

This report assesses GDPR’s impact on the enterprise mobile business and the IoT. How will the new legislation impact BYOD, COPE and corporate liable strategies? What will be the impact on securing mobile devices and handling user’s data? How will GDPR impact consent to use data, data ownership and the proliferation of data in the IoT? 

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary 4
2. What is GDPR and why is it Being Implemented? 5
2.1 Who must comply with GDPR? 6
2.2 How does GDPR differ from the current Data Protection Directive? 7
3. Will there be additional process or requirement for IT Decision Makers after the adoption of GDPR? 10
4. What Impact will GDPR have on Enterprise Mobility? 12
5. GDPR and the Internet of Things 18
5.1 Data Source Clarity 19
5.2 The Automation Problem 19
5.3 Controllers and Processors: More Complexity in the IoT Value Chain 19
5.4 The Challenge of Implied Consent in IoT 19
6. Conclusions 21
7. Recommendations 22
7.1 Assessing the applicability of GDPR 22
7.2 GDPR Impact Assessment 22
7.3 Compare Existing Data Protection Policies with New Requirements 22
7.4 End User Rights 23
8. How Can We Help You? 24

Figure 1: Examples of “Personal Data” 5
Figure 2: New Emphasis on Processors as part of GDPR Legislation 6
Figure 3: Rates of Corporate Liable Device Adoption 13
Figure 4: Issues around Personal Liable Device Adoption 14
Figure 5: Mobile Security for Personal and Corporate Liable Devices 15
Figure 6: How Does your Organisation Manage Business Data on Personal Liable Devices? 16
Figure 7: Security Remains the Major Hurdle in IoT Deployments 18

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